That the only person I can change is myself.
Because to a control freak like me it is very unsettling to know that I really do not have control over others behavior.
Maybe it is because I am 40 that this lesson seems to be getting easier and easier to deal with. Perhaps it is because of all the obstacles I have encountered in my life.
Either way, it is something that I am working on daily.
I can change the way I react to a person or situation. I can change the way I handle an obstacle. But...I can only change me.
P.S. I could not change that my Internet was running at turtle speed last week so I was unable to post or even check e-mail. I could not change that my kids had used so many giga-bytes playing on their iPods that the Internet company put a screeching halt to racking up any additional charges to our account (because they thought someone had hacked into our account). I could only change my reaction to this news. So, I am proud to say I did not blow up. I was calm. Amazing, huh?